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Nov 7, 2012 4:00am PST
>>> on the left side of your screen, the obama victory party in chicago. on the right, the scene outside the gates of the white house. a night of celebration for democrats as a fiercely competitive race to lead the country for the next four years reaches the finish line, perhaps sooner than either side expected. >>> good morning, everyone, i'm lynn berry. you are waking up this morning so barack obama being re-elected as president. and just as many thought, it all came down to just one swing state, ohio. the front page of this morning's inquirer reads "obama." president obama clinched the 270 electoral votes needed to defeat former massachusetts governor mitt romney. now despite a bitter campaign between the two, mr. romney offered a concession and kind words as he accepted the results. >> i have just called president obama to congratulate him on his victory. his supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations. i wish all of them well, but particularly the president, the first lady, and their daughters. this is a time of great challenges for america, and i pray that the
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Nov 12, 2012 12:00am PST
. doubling down on hope and barack obama. what does the winner hope will give him and more important us a second term upgrade? will the hard right in the house give thumbs down for the re-elected president, will they risk the fiscal abyss to keep their ties to the tea party? and finally, this is my country. even mitt romney was echoing that cry from the anti-obama crowd, pledging to take our country back. but that is deep in the past. no matter how hard they want it, america's fewer you to -- future just won't look like the early 1950's. hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, the washington post bob woodward. "the washington post" kathleen parker, "the new york times" d helen cooper. first up. barack obama's place in american presidential history was upgrated tuesday with his convincing sweeping re-election by an entirely new american elect rat. -- electorate. >> we are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. and together, with your h
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Nov 12, 2012 12:30am PST
valley. what does a second term for president obama mean to the economy? i will talk to two former top presidential advisers and sea if they think we can avoid the fiscal cliff. how to stay safe and find the right sectors in the mark and jamie dienl of jpmorgan chase. regulation, policy and too big to fail. the "wall street journal report" begins right now. >> here's a look at what is making news as we head to a new week on wall street. if if toward thought they would get a bounce after the election, they thought wrong. president obama's second term victory was greeted with stocks worst day of the year. the dow fell 300 points on wednesday and triple-digits on thursday and and the markets were mixed on friday. bond rating agency moody's reiterated the possibility of a downgrade if america goes over the fiscal cliff but said it would wa wait after budget negotiations. a downgrade will make it more expensive for the united states to borrow money. >>> superstorm sandy would provide an economic boost to the auto industry. 250,000 new and used cars may have been ruined by sandy. a loss
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00am PST
obama but it was not a long night like a lot of people had expected. just before 9:00 local time, president obama declared the projected winner. that is even with the battleground states. >> even with the battleground states that were still outstanding. in the meantime, we will hear from romney's camp as he eventually gave his concession speech as well, thanking his party as well, paul ryan, his wife, his sons. all families giving up so much. >> committed to that. two years. hard core, hard fought battle. >> exactly. it is time to get to work as well. the celebrations continued with so many people. "today in the bay's" tracie potts with more on how night all played out. pretty exciting. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. despite the fact that there is still some vote counting going on, here's what we know. president obama projected to have won both the electoral vote and the popular vote in this very tight race. a burst of emotion at the obama victory party in chicago. the moment the race was called. early this morning, celebrations around the country from new york to los angel
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Nov 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
here in new jersey, that they have asked president obama for emergency fuel. >> katy tur in north jersey tonight, thank you, can you tell things are getting a little dicey in the most densely populated area in the united states? sensing that, the feds are talking about a military response to the storm, when we talk about the military response, heavy lift aircraft at the air force base, loading up with trucks from california to come to new york to get the lights back on. in new jersey, governor christie is going to house visiting crews from other states at an old military base, and three u.s. navy war ships are going to sit off the coast of new york and new jersey, feeding the overall effort. again, across a huge area, this storm's impact is staggering. across such a wide area, a cold, dark night, food going bad, people can't buy gas, kids can't go to school, they can't go to work and many homes are ripped open. many businesses are still without power across 15 states, millions of people, from maine to michigan, all the way down to north carolina. let's not forget. cities and towns
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Nov 4, 2012 8:00am PST
after a packed day, romney in colorado and obama in virginia trying to turn out their supporters and close the sale. back here in new york, meantime, areas near here in staten island, queens, long island, and new jersey still dealing with the devastating effects of hurricane sandy. nearly a week later, long gas lines, electricity still out for two million, and of course falling temperatures now. we've got it all covered this morning. to start things off, we have our final nbc news/"wall street journal" predetection poll numbers. let's go right to our political director chuck todd in his command center with the latest snapshot. >> good morning, david. let me show you the numbers. 48 for the president, 47 for mitt romney. slight gender gap advantage for the president. he leads by eight among women. mitt romney leads by seven among men. what's interesting about the figure is it is the exact final number from the poll from 2004 with bush when he was at 48% and john kerry was at 47%. one of the reasons for the slight uptick for the president, remember we had them at 47-47 two weeks ago. l
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Nov 7, 2012 7:00am PST
morning. four more years. president obama wins a second term. >> we know in our hearts that for the united states of america the best is yet to come. >> governor romney gracious in defeat. >> i ran for office because i'm concerned about america. this electiois over, but our principles endure. >> for the president the hard fought campaign is behind him, but the real work of turning around a troubled and still divided country begins anew today, wednesday, november 7th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from democracy plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a 7:00 a.m. on the west coast on a wednesday. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie with a late night here on democracy plaza or should i say early morning, but in either case, it wasn't as late as some people expected. >> not to take away from the hours you all put in last night, but fact of the matter is we were thinking that maybe we would come on the air this morning with this still undecided, and it was call
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Nov 6, 2012 11:00am PST
united states of america. >> so the day is here. obama or romney. voters are getting to make their choice and deciding the fate of the country and state and area as you head out on this election day. >> the presidential and vice presidential candidates were casting their ballots this morning, except for president obama. he voted early a couple of weeks ago on october 25th. nbc bay area leann grey has latest. >> reporter: long lines at polling stations in battle ground states in ohio and virginia and north carolina and florida and colorado and nevada. also in hurricane-damaged areas without power, balloted are cast in tents. after a year of campaigning, canndidates voted today. romney voted in massachusetts. vice president joe biden waited at his polling station in delaware. president obama, now back in chicago, held his final campaign rally in iowa on monday night. he won't be voting today. he joined the more than 30 million people nationwide who voted early in 34 states and the district of columbia. votes that were not allowed to be counted until today. but it is the last-minute undecide
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Nov 8, 2012 12:35am PST
about president barack obama fought off mitt romney to win re-election last night. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ so, congratulations, president obama on his second term. of course, today, everyone was busy looking at all the different numbers, trying to figure out who voted for which candidate. this is very interesting, it turns out that president obama beat mitt romney by 38 points among single women. [ scattered cheers ] they say it's because of obama's final campaign slogan "hope and pinot grigio." [ light laughter ] the president also got a lot of help in the election last night with 70% of the jewish vote. when jewish voters heard their support for obama was so high, they were like, "eh, it could have been better." [ laughter ] it was a hard-fought election, and mitt romney did not give up easy. in fact, the romney campaign would not concede ohio, even after every major network declared obama the winner. you could tell romney was getting desperate when he said, "let's wait and see what the food network has to say. they have a voice just like all. let's see what honey boo-boo
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Nov 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
your supplies. >>> in atlantic city, president obama was met by new jersey governor chris christie. after the two leaders surveyed the damage along the jersey shore, the president vowed he wouldn't tolerate red tape. >> i've instituted a 15-minute rule, essentially, on my team -- you return everybody's phone calls in 15 minutes, whether it's the mayor's, the governor's, county officials. if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> during one of his stops, governor christie found more victims in utter despair. >> i just want everybody to get help right away. >> yeah, well, we're going to try to do it. we're going to try to do it. >> they don't deserve it. >> yeah, yeah. >> look at our house, our house, everything is gone. >> yeah. >> i've never in ten years had water in my house. >>> in new york, after pumping water out of the subway system, we got word a short time ago that a handful of trains are running. some commuter service to connecticut will also return today on a very limited basis. >>> and it is an amazing but eerie sight. much of the skyline of lower manhatt
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Nov 7, 2012 4:30am PST
united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> this morn, it is back to work for obama. last night winning another four years. the president thanking the voters, saying emphatically, all of washington must now work together to build a stronger and a better nation. good morning, everybody, it is 4:30, almost 4:31. what a night it was. i'm jon kelley. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. the crowd was excited as obama gave his acceptance speech. thousands of obama supporters filled the mccormick place. they were jumping for joy. in what was a tightly contested race. >> but it was a different night in boston where mitt romney graciously succeeded the long-fought election to the president. we were at the watch party in boston. she joins us now with reaction. >> reporter: this ballroom cleared out almost immediately after romney conceded the race. the supporters walked out in quiet disappointment. with his family behind him and thousands of supporters before him, republican challenger mitt romney congratulated president barack obama on his re-election. >> i so wish i had been able to fulfi
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Nov 6, 2012 11:00pm PST
. >> forward with four more years. president obama re-elected to a second term, clinching ohio to get the electoral votes needed to defeat mitt romney. good evening, everyone. >> it is the pivotal night in america. and a crucial night here in california. the presidential race is over but many races here in the bay area are still in play at this late hour. on the bottom of your screen, you'll notice a ticker, an nbc ticker, with all the current local results. >> we have team live coverage for you on the presidential race and the other issues on the ballots. jean elle with a who's who in san francisco. david trujillo is in san jose. and sam brock is here to sort through the facts with us. >> let's start with jean elle with the celebration in san francisco, with a lot of supporters. >> reporter: this is a party for senator dianne feinstein. she won re-election tonight. but many supporters had tv screens on. and every time there was good news about president obama, they would cheer, applauding what was happening on the other side of the nation. senator feinstein says her victory is import
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Nov 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
taking heat for his praise of president obama. coming up, how chris christie is answering critics this morning. >>> plus an east coast recovery in effect right now, just trying to recover from superstorm sandy. there's one thing happening today that will bring some relief to tens of thousands affected by the storm. >>> and the out of control hollywood party that prompted police to respond in riot gear. >>> welcome back, everyone. a good thursday morning to you. all quiet, all dark over san jose, at least right now waiting for the sun's arrival. we've got a big time change coming this weekend as well sunday morning, fall back an hour. already november. >>> 4:43. police in hollywood searching for a gunman who shot into a crowd of halloween revelers injuring three people. it happened about 10:00 last night along hollywood boulevard. this morning a acce17-year-old is in critical condition. a 14-year-old boy and 25-year-old man suffered injuries. police swarmed the scene, some in riot gear, to try to control the crowd. >>> millions across the northeast waking up to another day without power
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Nov 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
survive. we've got it all covered live. three days and counting. president obama and governor romney make their final appearances in battleground states as we inch closer to election day. this morning, the results of our new polling in the states that just might decide this election. >>> and, welcome erica. say hello to the newest member of the "today" family, my new co-anchor erica hill. we can't wait for her to get started today, saturday november 3rd, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012. with lester holt and erica hill. live from democracy plaza. >>> and a big good morning to everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt here on democracy plaza, our home for nbc's election coverage, all the way through tuesday. but i am right now pleased to welcome my new co-host erica hill. great to have you here. before we get started, there is a bit of a tradition we like to do to welcome you folks. jeff, please. >> and erica hill. >> that has a nice ring to it. i'm not going to lie. >> when you heard the -- your heart beats. >> it's
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Nov 11, 2012 8:00am PST
republicans? and how will president obama govern in a second term? we'll talk to a newly elected document congressman, joaquin castro. plus republican strategist steve schmidt, presidential historian doris kearns goodwin, nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd, and the "washington post's" bob woodward. >> announcer: from nbc news in washington, the world's longest-running television program, this is "meet the press." with david gregory. >> and good sunday morning. the newly re-elected president's message on friday, get back to work. but the focus of that work and on that work is now overshadowed by friday afternoon's resignation of cia director david petraeus, which sent as you know shock waves through washington. new details emerging now this weekend about the fbi investigation that led to the discovery of what officials believe was an extramarital affair between petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. and of course so many questions about where this goes from here. joining me now for the latest on this developing story, the "washington pos
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Nov 11, 2012 7:00am PST
obama is scheduled to visit the country. >>> we are following a developing story in indianapolis where home video shows a huge explosion that leveled two homes and set two others on fire. one body was recovered from the rubble last night and two other people are in the hospital recovering. crews went into the house overnight to investigate. flames and smoke filled the area. the entire neighborhood was evacuated. investigators are trying to figure out the cause of the blast. >>> this week the cia, the fbi and the white house face questions from congress about former cia director david petraeus' love life. petraeus stepped down on friday after admitting to having an affair with the author of his biograp biography, paula broadwell. the scandal was discovered because of threatening e-mails broadwell allegedly sent to a woman close to petraeus. that woman complained to the fbi and that is reportedly how the investigation started. >>> it is now officially official. president obama can claim victory in florida. the state finally finished counting all of the votes yesterday four days aft
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
the election map. victory across the battleground states except north carolina. obama backers celebrated his win in swing state virginia. harry reid, whose senate democratic majority got bigger, demanded the majority house republicans cut deals now on taxes and spending. >> american people want us to work together. republicans want us to work together. >> reporter: and house speaker john boehner opened the door to higher taxes. >> good evening, everyone. for the purposes of forging a bipartisan agreement that begins to solve the problem, we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. >> reporter: conceding his loss, mitt romney called for compromise. >> at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> reporter: how did the people of america reject romney? one reason is our population has changed. a smaller share of whites voted, down to 72% of the total. more minorities voting, more young people. changes that favor democrats like barack obama. he reached out la
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Nov 4, 2012 7:00am PST
. what president obama and governor romney are going to make sure they earn every vote possible. >>> plus, california is not hurricane country but some of the factors that made sandy an historic storm are at work here on the west coast. we'll explain. this is "today in the bay." >>> good morning. looking live at downtown oakland on what is the first day since we fell back. the forecast is going to feel like we fell back three months or so by this afternoon. thanks for joining us. i'm kris sanchez along with meteorologist rob mayeda. do you sleep the extra hour or do you take advantage and stay up later? >> i wish i could stay up later. i really enjoy the sleeping in. >> i stayed up. i blew it. >> you have your chance again tomorrow. >> let's show you temperatures. 40s and 50s outside. clear skies. it allowed temperatures to cool off this morning. notice not much of a breeze out there. at least not much of a sea breeze as we head through the afternoon. mostly sunny. a few high clouds going by. and it's going to be fantastic football weather for raiders taking on buccaneers this a
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Nov 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
heat for his praise of president obama. how chris christie is responding to those critics. >>> the tesla electric car gets its first major honor from a magazine. we'll take a look coming up in business news. >>> now to decision 2012, back on the campaign trail, president obama visits wisconsin, nevada and colorado today. governor romney spending all day in virginia with a toned-down message after the storm. we get the latest now this morning from nbc's tracie potts in washington. >> reporter: president obama is back on the campaign trail today. new nbc polls show him ahead by six in iowa. but this week, he focused on new jersey. >> we are not going to tolerate red tape or bureaucracy. >> reporter: touring storm damage with republican rival governor chris christie. >> can't thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state. some folks will criticize me for complimenting him. i speak the truth. >> reporter: analysts say the president is picking up political points. >> the message that christie is sending voters is that obama is doing a good job. that he
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Nov 9, 2012 4:30am PST
opening of a new outlet mall in livermore. we'll let you know why. >>> plus what president obama is doing this morning to try to keep the nation from falling over that so-(b&led fiscal cliff. >> everybody hanging on. >>> and members of s.e.a.l. team 6 punished for helping out a redwood city-based company. we'll tell you exactly what they did wrong coming up next. >>> in just a few hours, president obama will address the nation from the white house. his first since winning re-election. he'll be talking about how america avoids falling off the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. tracie potts has the latest on the financial battle on capitol hill. >> reporter: this afternoon president obama is expected to urge congress to extend the bush tax cuts right away and cooperate to avoid the fiscal cliff, including big spending cuts at the end of this year. >> everyone is going to have to come to the table in the spirit of getting something done. >> reporter: that means democrats may have to take the hatchet to social security and medicare. >> they're going to have to cut some additional spending.
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Nov 21, 2012 5:30pm PST
was brokered under pressure from president obama, but wouldn't have happened without egypt's new islamic president, mohamed morsi, playing a key role. the cease-fire came after another night of punishing air strikes against gaza. and the first bus bombing in tel aviv in eight years. >> the united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease-fire in gaza, the rocket attacks must end to bring a broader, calm return. >> reporter: the agreement calls for israel to stop air strikes and hamas to stop rocket attacks. if that holds for 24 hours, they will talk about border contrs on gaza, and promise no more targeting of hamas leaders. israeli ground troops are mobilized, if there are attacks >> now, i realize that there are citizens who expect a harder military action, and we may very well need to do that. but at the present, the right thing for the state of israel is to exhaust this possibility of reaching a long-term cease-fire. >> reporter: aides say president obama left a summit monday night to call on egypt's president morsi. he then took a call from morsi at 2:30 in the morning
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Nov 6, 2012 3:00pm PST
where handelsman is standing by. >> good evening from obama and election night head quarters in chicago. there is in way to know at this point whether this will be a another acceptance speech, victory speech bit president, consolation speech or caution to the nation that will have to wait and counting will continue. these candidates have debate pepd gived. given countless speeches. on this final day, they didn't rest. mitt and ann romney voted in belmont, massachusetts. the end of a gruelling campaign with high hopes for a key state. >> yeah, feel great about ohio. thank you. >> he headed off to cleveland for one last effort. >> president obama, who voted two weeks ago, dropped by a volunteer office near his home in chicago. he called swing state wisconsin. >> my name is barack obama, you know, the president. >> the last day of his last campaign. >> i just want to say thank you to the american people. i also want to say to governor romney, congratulations on a spirited campaign. i know that his supporters are just as engaged and just as enthusiastic and working just as hard today. >> vo
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Nov 20, 2012 4:30am PST
president obama says he is taking action. >>> and right now we take a live look over the south bay, that is san jose before the sun comes up on this tuesday, november 20th. this is "today in the bay." >>> it is 4:31 on the nose. very good morning to everybody, i'm jon kelley. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. lots to get to this morning. first let's check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> good morning to you. you'll need your jacket and the umbrella today, we are tracking showers on the radar and it's only just begun. we've got a lot more rain on the way as we head through the second half of the day. showers will mostly stay north of the golden gate bridge all the way through mid-morning and then the heavy rain arrives later on. showers aren't going to last long. you'll be happy to hear they'll clear before thanksgiving. let's check on your drive with mike. >> it sounds like we're okay for the morning commute. it's traffic tuesday. over here through oakland, 880 moves smoothly past the coliseum. north of here you do have a construction zone and no major slowing. let me sh
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Nov 19, 2012 4:30am PST
have been killed as well. >>> meantime, laura, president obama supporting israel while both democrats and republicans are backing him. nbc's tracie potts has new details on that crisis in the middle east. >> reporter: this is what's left this morning of a two-story house in gaza reportedly destroyed by an israeli missile. 11 people died, the deadliest attack since these raids started last week. israel says its strikes are aimed at stopping attacks from hamas and that its military is ready to do more. hamas tells israel they'll, quote, shred you to pieces. the world now concerned about an all-out ground war. >> we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on people's homes. >> reporter: in thailand, president obama said long-term peace could be threatened if gaza's rockets keep coming. >> we're serious about wanting to resolve this situation and create a genuine peace process. it starts with no more missiles being fired into israel's territory. >> reporter: back home, this reaction in new york's times square. >> free free palestine. >> repo
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Nov 16, 2012 4:00am PST
. >> "the new york times" reports that the obama administration has been given an assessment about what intervention in syria might require. the pentagon says a u.s. military effort to seize the stockpile of chemical weapons require upward of 75,000 troops and the "times" reports that senior american officials are concerned that the militant group hezbollah have set up training camps near the chemical weapons depots. >>> four people were killed in texas when a freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans. this is just terrible. the accident happened at a railroad crossing in midland, texas, as the float tried to get around the safety gates and lights. the float was made with a flat bed trailer with chairs for each of the veterans. in addition to the four deaths, others were injured. >> this may be one of the most tragic events we've had in our town and it's a sad day. i shook their hands and saw them personally, met their wives. it truly was an honor to be in their presence. these guys are true american heroes. >> secretary of defense leon panetta issued a stateme
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Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
romney in etna. >> i'm counting on you. >> president obama in hilliard, caking credit for the auto bailout. >> in toledo, where chrysler is add mortgage than a thousand new jobs on a second shift, not in china, right here in ohio. >> reporter: it paid off for him, a two-point lead in ohio polls. >> this morning we learned the companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: it's the last jobs report before the vote. 7.9% unemployment, slightly worse. 171,000 new jobs, better than expected, but not great. >> 300,000 really is where we want to be relative to where we were last spring. this is much better. >> reporter: the president went to springfield, ohio, ticking off more than he says is better. >> housing starts are on the rise. we're less depend on foreign oil than any time in the last 20 years. >> reporter: on his way to ohio, romney stopped in wisconsin where he is polling five points behind. >> can obama promise to do so very much, but he has fallen so very short. >> reporter: he pledged unemployment down to 5% by now. >> today w
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Nov 4, 2012 6:00am PST
rebuild. a message of hope amid the ruins. >>> and down the stretch they come. president obama and governor romney crisscrossing the country hoping to persuade veters to vote for them on election day. and we are right in the middle of all the action "today," sunday, november 4, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with lester holt and erica hill live from democracy plaza. >>> good morning and welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt here on our beautiful little location. i call it the studio with a view, democracy plaza. our backdrop for nbc's election coverage. >> and a nice view it is. i'm erica hill. it's good you made it this morning extra early, ready to go. >> i forgot to set my clock. >> you did. >> the good news is i started my newscast an hour ago. thanks for watching and have a great sunday, everybody. >> lester is out of here. we should point out part of our job here at the "today" show and, of course, nbc news is to make sure our viewers are informed which jenna wolfe did a fine job of yesterday. you may
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Nov 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
springsteen, bon jovi, and many others. >>> obama, romney, and countless political candidates across the nation present their final arguments on who you should vote for them this final weekend before election day. plus new details during what really happened during the 9/11 plus new details during what really happened during the 9/11 benghazi terror attack. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. a horrific week for the northeast and mid-atlantic states continues to unfold. 94 people are confirmed dead in the u.s. from sandy. minutes ago we learned the number of power outages has gone down to 3.5 million. at the height of the blackout, 8 million people had no power. some of the biggest cries for help are coming from new york's statin island where the superstorm has claimed at least 19 lives. among them, two little boys, brothers. a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old. their bodies were found in a marsh on thursday. their mother's suv was washed out by rising waters during the hurricane. >>> people living on that island told nbc's ann c
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Nov 5, 2012 4:00am PST
support president obama, while a close 47% favor governor mitt romney. the president holds the same narrow 48% to 47% edge among likely voters in virginia. mr. obama holds a slightly wider lead in florida with support from 49% of likely voters compared to romney's 47. and in all important ohio, our poll shows president obama holds a six-point lead over his republican rival with 51% to romney's 45. nbc's tracie potts is in cincinnati, ohio, with the candidates' final frantic day of campaigning. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, veronica. good morning from cincinnati where voters are well aware of how important their vote is. so much so, that we saw them standing outside in extremely long lines, willing to wait hours just to get a ballot. in cincinnati, the only line for early voting sunday wrapped around a whole city block. we found tony wilson in at the back of the line. >> you have to do your part. >> reporter: hamilton county election official tells us they've processed 22,000 voters, almost as many as 2008. >> as long as they're in line by the cut-off time, they get a chance to vote
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Nov 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
:00, it is a mad dash to the finish for president obama and governor romney. we will let you know how the candidates are spending the final days before the election. >>> we will have analysis coming up. >>> and the apple new ipad mini is drawing a mini crowd. i'm bob redell. i'll take you live to los gatos coming up. >>> moving to decision 2012. the sprint to the finish. we are looking at the campaign schedules for president obama and governor romney from now until election day. they are making a mad dash seeking swing state votes. we have tracie potts tracking it all from washington. >> reporter: new this morning, the nation's unemployment rate is 7.9%, up slightly from a month ago as expected although 171,000 jobs were created in october, plus 134,000 not originally reported in september. >> this is a great report. >> it is consistent with the consumer confidence numbers. it illustrates the break we have seen. consumers have been saying we have more jobs and we're feeling better. >> reporter: both candidates land in ohio today. so far here is the travel schedule. governor romney vis
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Nov 4, 2012 11:00am PST
professor at the school of business and former adviser to president obama and a edward lazear is former adviser to george w. bush. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. nice to be with you. >> start with the job numbers on friday. the last jobs report before the election. what do they tell us about 34erk's economy today? what impact do you expect it to have on the election? >> i don't think it will have much impact on the election because it is not that a much different from the overall trend over the last year ito 18 months. i think it was a fairly solid number. certainly better than expected and you got some revisions upward on the jobs number itself. overall, growth has been relative ly modest in the u.s. and that's reflected in the jobs number. this is an encouraging month. you never want to make too much out of any one month. >> i was surprised at the numbers. ed, what do you think? >> i think there are good things that each candidate can take out of it. obviously the fact the unemployment rate ticked up to something governor romney will emphasize, higher than when the president
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Nov 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
house with ceos. they met with president obama to discuss the fiscal cliff. the president is putting pressure on republicans to keep middle class americans from falling off the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. but republicans are resisting any move that could end up raising taxes on the rich. we have the latest from washington. >> reporter: he says he wants a deal soon to cut spending but president obama is demanding republicans vote now to prevent the worst fall off the fiscal cliff, tax hikes on 98% of americans. >> the first job is to make sure tax on middle class families don't go up and since we all agree on this we should get that done. >> reporter: house democrats agree. >> if we can get a few house republicans to agree, as well, i will sign this bill. >> reporter: republican tom cole got on board. >> we all agree that we are not going to raise taxes on people that make less than $250,000. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner says no. once tax breaks get blocked democrats can go home for the holidays and on january 1 tax rates rise automatically for the top 2%. worried
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Nov 12, 2012 3:00am PST
i hope she can find a way to continue her career. >> there's a political dimension to this for obama and the white house. they wanted to keep petraeus. petraeus is very important, credible. as we know from history, sue yau directors can cause presidents great grief. the bay of pigs. wmd not in iraq and so forth. also, they can do very important things for presidents like the bin laden raid, which was a covert cia -- >> and i know from spending time with him in his current role how much he loved this job, was engaged by this job, and had tremendous band width in terms of his counterterror operations. so there will be a lot of questions about who replaces him and -- >> he was transforming the agency. he had a rocky start. but he was seeing a global visi vision, the economic future, looking at asia, looking at china. he was going well beyond the counterterror operations. really transform that. >> he did the honorable thing. he had to resign given this. i don't think there was any question. >> more on this when we discuss it with our roundtable, andrea mitchell, bob woodward, thank you b
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Nov 5, 2012 11:00am PST
push in six swing states. >> in 25 minutes, president obama will be holding a rally in ohio. earlier this morning, he was in madison, wisconsin for another rally telling voters there, quote, it's time to finish what we started. the president will wind up election day eve in iowa. >> and meantime mitt romney is in virginia drumming up support there. he will soon head out to the richest prize, that, of course, being ohio. whoever takes ohio has a better shot to lock up that 270 electoral votes needed to claim the presidency. that is when we find nbc bay area's tracie potts with the latest. >> reporter: pulling out all the stops, governor romney takes aim at president obama this morning. >> you know why he fell short of what he promised. he cared more about a liberal agenda than about repairing the economy. >> reporter: our last nbc "wall street journal" poll gives romney an edge on the economy and with independents. undecided are twice as likely to favor the president. still, mr. obama has a one percentage-point lead one day before the election. it is not just close in swing states. >>
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Nov 10, 2012 5:30pm PST
offered his resignation. mr. obama said he wanted to think about it for 24 hours. friday afternoon he accepted petraeus' resignation. now it is up to petraeus' deputy michael morel to lead the agency and face what is likely to be harsh questioning on the benghazi attack when he testified on the hill in place of petraeus, that will happen next week. morel started as an economic analyst with the cia more than 30 years ago. officials here at the white house say president obama has the utmost confidence in morel. he was one of the key people briefing the president during the planning process of the osama bin laden operation. lester? >> kristen welker at the white house tonight. thanks. >>> we are four days past the presidential election. tonight the counting is finally over in the state of florida. barack obama has claimed the state's 29 electoral votes, beating mitt romney by about 74,000 votes. giving the president a 332-206 final margin in the electoral college. thankfully, this time the presidency wasn't left hanging in the balance, but a dozen years after bush versus gore, a lot o
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Nov 5, 2012 11:00pm PST
, voted about two hours ago. ten people handed in their ballots. and president obama and mitt romney split the votes. the first ever tie in dixville notch. many more ballots will be cast tomorrow. nbc's steve handelsman is live in cincinnati, ohio, to show us the last day of the presidential campaigns. and they were doozies. >> reporter: jessica, thanks. dixville notch in a battleground state in a tie. that tells you a lot about the 2012 election. good evening from cincinnati. this state, ohio, could be the state that decides the ection tomorrow or whenever it's decided. and that means today the voters of ohio got the most attention. mitt romney's final ohio rally filled a hangar in columbus with 10,000 screaming supporters. >> now let's make sure that everyone we know gets out to vote on tuesday. >> reporter: earlier, introduced by bruce springsteen and jay-z. >> hello, ohio! are you fired up? >> reporter: president obama held his final ohio event in columbus. an estimated 15,000 supporters and a pitch aimed at ohio. >> i'm proud we saved the auto industry. but i'm even prouder that we're
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Nov 5, 2012 7:00am PST
sunshine. >> sigh tomorrow. >>> good morning. down to the wire. president obama and governor romney in a dead heat on the final day before the election. the candidates making their last-minute pitches in battleground states >> turn out for me. we'll win ohio. we'll win this election. >> paul ryan and i will bring real change to america from day one. >> less than 24 hours to go, both have a clear shot at victory. what will decide this race? we have it all covered from our election home on democracy plaza today, monday, november 5th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from democracy plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning, and welcome to democracy plaza. i'm mate lauer. >> and i'm savannah guthrie. this will be our home for a couple of days. after a year of campaigning, a billion dollars spent, maybe more, it's anyone's guess who will come out on top tomorrow night, if we have a decision. >> if you don't like to fly you wouldn't like to be a presidential candidate. governor rom
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Nov 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
, president obama and governor romney are campaigning day and night's flying battleground state to battleground state, trying to win over undecided voters. >>> plus, how hurricane sandy is playing a role as well. >>> and how businesses in south bay are trying to get creative without the regular hockey crow crowd. >>> nbc bay area news starts now. >>> good evening, i'm diane dwyer, thank you for joining us, it has been a week since hurricane sandy hit the east coast, many are without power, and recovery is still slow. nbc's jay gray has more on how neighbors are helping neighbors. >> reporter: the clean up has come from some who suffered the most. >> everybody is looking after everybody else, helping each other. >> reporter: survivors, coming together in the wake of sandy. >> this is a disaster that has touched home for us. it is our job to go out here with the people. >> reporter: making meals. >> reporter: and volunteer doctors taking care of those who have no place to go. >> i think that they made the right decision. >> reporter: she was supposed to compete in the new york city m
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Nov 24, 2012 5:30pm PST
. >> reporter: in arlington, virginia, president obama took his daughter shopping today supporting a local book store and asking americans to do the same. meanwhile savvy shoppers are using every tool at their disposal to find discounts. reports show online sales were up more than 20% on black friday. >> it's easier and it's better, away from a lot of crowd of people. >> reporter: so far, shoppers appear to be in the mood, to buy, if the price is right. and heading into cyber monday, retail analysts say that sales are expected to jump 12% over last year, with americans spending $96 billion on that day alone. kate? >> michelle franzen tonight thank you. >>> overseas, tensions are rising in cairo and across egypt, days after that country's new president once hailed as a hero and reformer made a huge power grab that has some labeling him egypt's new pharaoh. tonight supporters and opponents of mohamed morsi are calling for mass demonstrations. nbc's jim maceda is high above cairo's tahrir square. jim, good evening. >> reporter: hi, kate. well, of course, tahrir square behind me was grou
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Nov 9, 2012 4:00am PST
about america's fiscal cliff. president obama will address it head on today. we'll tell you what it means for your money. >>> tuesday's vote makes marijuana legal in colorado where nfl superstar peyton manning just invested in over two dozen pizza restaurants. >>> and newly released video of a suspected killer stealing and crashing a plane. the gruesome details ahead. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, november 9th, >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, november 9th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. and today the focus is back to washington and whether the white house and congress can put aside campaign bitterness to reach a deal avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. last night house speaker john boehner insisted he's optimistic about an agreement telling abc's diane sawyer he is, quote, the most reasonable responsible person in washington but he's also not backing off his stand on tax hikes. >> raising taxes on small business people is the wrong prescription given where our economy is. >> is it on
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Nov 9, 2012 11:00am PST
reviewing other options to replace loui at a meeting this tuesday. >>> at 11:00, president obama addressing the nation stepping to the mic. he's talking about how congress will solve this possible fiscal cliff this nation faces. >>> and good morning. i'm bob riddell. we're 2:00 away from testing the laws of aerodynamics 30 feet above mccovey cove. will it happen? could it? find outcoming up. >>> and we continue to cover that growing controversy over navy seals and video games. that's ahead in business news. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month. now get the same great price for two years. [ female announcer ] switch today and get a total home dvr include
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
have saved her life. president obama fired up after one of his own comes under fire. >>> the california national guard has long history of helping the state and nation during tough times. >> but a joint investigation by nbc bay area and our sister station knbc in los angeles uncovers a disturbing hidden culture in the guard, some say sexual assault and racism go unchecked. here's our investigation. tony, serious claims here. >>> raj, yes, we spoke with two dozen men and women from the california national guard who call the culture inside toxic. and now they want to expose what they say is the truth. i want it to stop. >> reporter: she's a master sergeant serving in the guard for a dozen years. >> i don't understand. i had faith in this organization. >> reporter: and she's a staff sergeant serving in the military for two decades. they are part of the 23,000 men and women serving the california national guard, where its integrity first and service before self and some of the members who say for years they have witnessed sexual harassment and racism and retaliation. >> is that p
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Nov 9, 2012 7:00am PST
>> good morning. president obama gets tearful at a speech to campaign staffers. with the campaign behind the president now he gets set to deliver his first post-election remarks to the nation. >> gabrielle giffords and her husband confront the man who nearly killed her just before he is sentenced to life in prison. mark kelly tells us what it was like in that courtroom in an exclusive live interview. >> and train wreck. a new 200-ton train comes crashing to earth. it's going to be a while before it's back on track friday, november 9, 2012. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on this friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm willie geist in for matt. the president known for his cool, some say aloofr demeanor. now we've seen tears twice in the span of about a week. >> the fact that this campaign was draining on both candidates. guess what, the really hard work begins. president obama set to speak from the white house this afternoon about the economy and what it will take to stave off the fiscal cliff. we'll have a live report from the white house straight ahead. >> also new, a t
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Nov 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
on the frontlines. i am disappointed. >> reporter: in hoe obama care en, the national guard is handing out critical supplies. thousands are still without power. heat, food, cash, medicine. the line outside cvs staggering. but lines are the new normal everywhere. >> i was in this line about an hour. people cutting in line. >> reporter: waiting for gas, to charge phones, or just to get around. lines are long, and patience is short. >> waiting to get on buses. >> reporter: it is a nightmare in new york city for some. despite limited subway and mass transit service up and running, it is a super slow go, and thousands have to commute by foot. >> walked across the brooklyn bridge. >> reporter: in manhattan, hundreds of thousands still in the dark, some cold and starving. >> people are dumpster diving, and what they're going after here is the food. >> reporter: it may be days before power is back. >> we have over 100,000 power lines on the ground. >> reporter: across new york's long island, power is out, and patience is running out. >> don't have the transportation out of here. >> rep
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Nov 10, 2012 5:00pm PST
presidential election. it is official. president barack obama can claim victory in florida. the state finally finished counting all the votes today and declared president obama the winner. florida election officials say the president carried 50% of the vote to mitt romney's 49.1%. a difference of about 74,000 votes. the president, of course, had enough electoral votes to win re-election on tuesday without florida. but moving florida into the blue column now increases the president's electoral vote to 332 compared to romney's 236. president obama's inauguration is two months away now. four years ago, it was the most widely attended ever. this time around, there may not be as many people but some are hoping to still cash in. sue marry stone has the latest. >> exciting. >> amy london plans to respect her one-bedroom apartment just three blocks from the white house for as much as $5,000 during inauguration weekend. >> i happen to share it because i will be somewhere else and still there for the excitement. >> 1.8 million people attended the excitement during the president's historic inauguration
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Nov 28, 2012 4:00am PST
today president obama will hold meetings with leaders of large corporations to talk about averting the tax hikes and budget cuts from the so-called fiscal cliff. the president met with small business owners yesterday to talk about the effect on their companies from taxes and other changes. and right now congress is stalled over finding a solution as democrats demand higher taxes for high wage earners while republicans want cuts to entitlement programs. >>> elsewhere on the hill, u.n. ambassador susan rice spent her day behind closed doors explaining statements she made back in september about those deadly attacks on the u.s. consulate in libya. her defense failed to convince her republican critics. nbc's tracie potts is on capitol hill with more on this. tracie, good morning to you. >> lynn, good morning. rice admitted that when she said the ambassador and three others who were killed were the result of spontaneous attacks, the information was partially wrong. as she has done before, in a statement after her meeting, she blamed it on bad intelligence information, talking points whe
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Nov 19, 2012 12:30am PST
had a strong message for president obama this week. ceos of a dozen of america's largest companies met with the president and warned that washington must reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. the president also sat down with congressional leaders and officially began negotiations. if congress doesn't act taxes on income, dividends and estates will go up and spending cuts will kick in january 1st. this week, i spoke to allen simpson ander skis bowl subpoeimpson anders skin bowls. >> you can't spend or grow your way out of. this grab hold it will be a rocky road. >> you say closing the loopholes alone brings a trillion. >> if you are willing to wipe out all of them and that may not be feasible but you can broaden the base, simplifying the code. >> you are worried we are not going to get a deal. that is how i felt. >> i think there is one-third probability we will get a probability in lame duck and one third we will go over the cliff and reach a deal right afterwards but there is a one-third chance that we won't and we will end up in chaos. >> for weeks and months we felt no one could b
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